Hooray! It feels so so good to be writing this post for two reasons, number 1 - it's not a wishlist or a gift guide (Christmas is seriously taking over at the moment). Number 2, a November favourites post means it's the end November which means it's almost Christmas, hooray! I just absolutely love Christmas - it's so embarrassing. But also, I have really missed writing about beauty this week so I am super duper excited to share my November favourites post with you! Let's do this...
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Saturday, 29 November 2014
Hello! So I thought I'd share a haul with you today, it's long over-due but the day has finally come. I've been in Canada since August so I've obviously picked up lots of exciting bits and pieces, not to mention the bits I got on my New York trip so I thought it was time to put it all together and talk to you about what I've been buying! Nothing beats a stateside beauty and fashion haul... it's time to talk shopping!
Friday, 28 November 2014
Today is an exciting one! It's a totally different post from me today but I am SO excited to help out fashion and beauty lovers worldwide! It's a Black Friday round up post! I'm currently between Canada and the USA blogging here (14 days until I'm home!) meaning I've heard all about how crazy Black Friday is here - it's basically like our boxing day sales in the UK, but much crazier. Lucky for us European folk, most sites have cottoned on and are giving us discount too (hooray!) I've put together a list of ALL the best sales which are happening today, right now (and this weekend too) so that you don't even have to leave your bed - you can sit on your laptop and click away and get all your presents and treats for yourself at discounted prices (who wants to go into a crowded shop anyway? not me!) International people, don't worry, I'll put the best international offers on too. I'm all for saving money and this is gonna save you A LOT, it's time to buy your Christmas presents and Christmas outfits... ready, set, GO!
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Hello hello hello! So I have a giveaway for you today...whilst this photo screams sunshine (my Ray-Bans were more than necessary on my recent trip to Cuba), I still wear my sunglasses in the Winter sunshine, or, you could keep your pair for your next holiday! Who wouldn't want a free pair of Ray-Bans? The best sunglasses. So let's get down to it... I'm giving away one pair of Ray-Bans (of your choice!) in collaboration with The Sunglasses Shop as a little Christmas present from me to you! Click read-more to find out how to enter. As most of you will know, Ray-Bans are my favourite glasses ever so go and win yourself a pair and we can love Ray-Bans together!
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
So I'm a little late to the party here but it was a very good day indeed when an airmail parcel arrived for me in Canada brimming with Bourjois goodies. I totally fell head over heels in love with the Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipsticks and the minute I saw this collection, I knew I was going to fall in love all over again. Let's talk about Bourjois' delicious new 12 hour lipstick range...
Sunday, 23 November 2014
A few days ago I decided to head to Cuba. It wasn't really somewhere I had on my travel bucket list but I am so glad I booked a last minute trip. I jumped on a plane and within a few hours I was in 30 degree paradise. I can also now see why people (particularly Canadians) adore Cuba. Naturally, I had to share some of my trip with you...
Friday, 21 November 2014
Hello! A slightly different one from me today but I thought I'd post a little recipe that I've been making and loving over the past few weeks. Quite a few people on my Instagram (@emshelx) have asked for this recipe so I thought I'd write it down for you. This is a little adaptation of my 3 ingredient healthy cookies recipe and they got such lovely feedback so thank you! I figured because Christmas is coming (scary) we're all going to want to hopefully get fit and healthy before we indulge in lots of yummy chocolate and wine. I found this recipe on Pinterest and have adapted it so I hope you like it!
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Okay, Christmas is basically nearly here...seriously... we're talking like 5ish weeks! But do not panic, I've got you covered. I've picked a few Christmas bits and bobs up here and there on my travels, but apart from that, I honestly haven't really looked, until now! I've decided to put together a huge Christmas gift guide for you this year, including stocking fillers, special beauty bits, a general gift guide and then a luxury gift guide - I've made sure I've covered all price ranges too and chosen websites which ship internationally. I've got you all covered! Whether you're using this as a way to find something for your girlfriend, best friend, Mum, sister, Grandma or just so you can find something to add to your own Christmas list (I know I've added half of this stuff to mine) then hopefully this should help you out. Just call me Santa's little helper, here we go...
If you're looking for a guide for him, click here!
Monday, 17 November 2014
The prospect of my Washington D.C trip ending wasn't a good thought. If you missed my first Washington D.C post, make sure you go and read that here so you can update yourself on part 1 of my time in D.C. The next morning, we headed to The Fairmont Hotel which is closer to the Georgetown area of Washington D.C. I have always wanted to stay in a Fairmont hotel, everyone talks about how incredible they are and honestly, my experience at the Fairmont is something I will never forget, it was an experience in itself. Let's talk about amazing food and an amazing shopping trip in my second and final Washington D.C post... (sobs - I miss you already Washington D.C!)
Saturday, 15 November 2014
I've always loved the colour grey and I've always loved skater skirts. I've always wanted to own a pretty, structured skirt and this little beauty fell into my wardrobe at the right time. I thought it was time I introduced you to some new pieces in my wardrobe... let's do this! It is the best season for fashion after all...
Friday, 14 November 2014
Today is a bit of a different post from me but I am actually really excited to share this with you. Basically, I was introduced to a pretty addictive site the other week (could this be the new Pinterest?!) and, there's a way you can use it to basically change your online shopping experience and win a prize worth $1200, so that's around £600! Keep reading to find out more... PS, you're not going to thank me for this when you're addicted to this site...
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Hello, so today as I am actually going to talk to you about one tiny item which has revolutionised my life. I've always wanted bigger lips, I've tried lots of lip glosses and lipsticks but I've never really liked the effect as much as this. Plus, I've missed writing beauty posts so much and it makes me so happy to write about beauty products. I've never been a lip liner wearer as such, this is a recent thing (and now I can't get enough, I'm hooked). After seeing everyone talk about Kylie Jenner's lips, I decided to try this lip liner trick and see if it does make my lips look bigger. My problem is that all of my lip pencils are quite 'out there colours' and more suited to night out make up, so I went into Nars the other day and asked for an every day lip liner and this ladies, is what I need to talk to you about...if you want yummy, bigger lips which look natural, then this is for you.
Monday, 10 November 2014
I've always wanted to visit Washington D.C, I've dreamt of this day for quite some time now. We arrived on a rainy Friday night but trust me, a rainy night in Washington D.C is probably better than a sunny night anywhere else. Washington D.C was quaint, peaceful and simply stunning. I am far too excited to share the latest part of my adventure with you...
Saturday, 8 November 2014
So as most of you will know, Nicole Scherzinger launched her second collection with Missguided recently and every single fashion blogger has gone wild for it. I'm not strictly a fashion blogger, I dip in and out of everything but I absolutely love fashion and I do lots of fashion posts so I thought it was about time I did my own post about the collection. You may have seen me tweet about how much I loved certain items from it so here we go, I took two of my favourite pieces for a test drive...
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Ah I'm sad to say this is my final New York blog post (for now anyway! - NYC, I'll be back) I think this is the one I am most excited about sharing with you though and I really hope you've been enjoying this crazy adventure with me. Everyone knows that New York is famous for it's shopping so naturally, the beauty and fashion blogger inside me had to do a post about shopping in New York city! If you read my blog often or follow me on Instagram (@emshelx), you'll know I am a huge food lover so I also needed to share a pretty exciting food tour I went on whilst in New York with you. Let's talk shopping and food - what more could you want?!
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Ah a beauty review, how I have missed writing about beauty products in the past few weeks! This is the first BareMinerals product I've ever used and I am excited to be sharing it with you today. I've wanted to use BareMinerals for ages because I've heard how good it is for your skin, so let's see how I got on with the new Pure Brightening Serum Foundation...
Sunday, 2 November 2014
I wanted to talk to you about my favourite new eating place. I know that most of you reading this are dotted all around the world so might not get the chance to visit, but I still wanted to share this magical foodie haven with you because I feel like you can probably re-create these dishes at home with your friends but also, it's part of my Canadian adventure and I promised you could come along for the ride with me. I'd like to introduce you to Lola Rosa, my first experience of this kind and certainly not my last.